Thursday, September 13, 2007

Chicken Shit

I have come to respect the work Gareth Porter but it took a few minutes to digest the reality of this exchange:
[Chief of the Central Command , Admiral] Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be "an ass-kissing little chickenshit"

Read the whole thing. Adm Fallon is the man who turned the planned third Persian Gulf aircraft carrier deployment into a brief cruise in the Pacific to blunt the administration's saber rattling toward Iran. he has been quoted as saying, re war with Iran, "Not on my watch."

One interesting angle is the light it shone upon the differences between Army and Navy culture, the former recently reported to breed Yes Men and the later apparently much more cut throat and confrontational. The swashbuckling spirit lives on!

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